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First Ever T20I Match in Cricket History Highlights

Cricket Highlights - First Ever T20I Match in Cricket History


Watch the highlights of First Ever T20I Match in Cricket History - Australia tour of New Zealand one & only first ever Twenty20 international match played between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 17th February 2005.

First Ever T20I Match in Cricket History Highlights
Ricky Ponting plays a shot © Getty Images

Ricky Ponting's blazing 98*, Rapid thirties from Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey and Simon Katich before Michael Kasprowicz's four-for helped to Australia register the historic first-ever T20I win by 44-runs against New Zealand, despite a fighting knock from Scott Styris' 66 in a historic first-ever T20 international match.

* Australia - who won the first ever T20 international match.

* Ricky Ponting became the first batsman to score a fifty on debut T20I match and also became the first ever batsman to score a fifty in T20 international cricket history.

* Scott Styris became the first New Zealand batsman to score a fifty on debut T20I and also the first New Zealand player to score a fifty in T20 international cricket history.

* 30 : Ricky Ponting - who became the first batsman to score most runs in an over in T20I cricket history.

* 30 : Daryl Tuffey - who became the first bowler to conceded most runs in an one-over in T20I cricket history.

* Daryl Tuffey - who became the first ever bowler to   first ball bowled in T20 international cricket history.

* Daryl Tuffey - who became the first ever bowler to take a first-wicket in T20 international cricket history.

* Adam Gilchrist - who became the first ever batsman to first ball faced in T20 international cricket history.

* Michael Clarke - who became the first ever batsman to score a first-run in T20 international cricket history.

* Michael Clarke - who became the first ever batsman to hit a first-six in T20 international cricket history.

* Andrew Symonds - who became the first ever batsman to hit a first-four in T20 international cricket history.

* 30-runs : Number of runs that were scored in the 19th over from Daryl Tuffey, which is the first productive over in T20I cricket history.

Australia scored mammoth total of 214-5 in 20 overs with top scorer by Ricky Ponting 98 not out - who became the highest scorer in the first ever T20I match.

Andrew Symonds hammered a 32 off 13-balls including 4-fours and 2-sixes with strike rate of 246.15, Michael Hussey blasted a unbeaten 31 off 15-balls included 3-sixes & a four with striking rate of 206.66 and Simon Katich scored 30 off 25-balls with 2-fours & a six.

New Zealand best bowler by Kyle Mills picked up 3-wickets and one for Chris Cairns and Daryl Tuffey.

New Zealand scored 170 for all-out in 20 overs with top scorer by Scott Styris cracked a 66 off 39-balls including 6-fours and 3-sixes with strike rate of 169.23,  Brendon McCullum struck 36 off 24-balls included five-fours and a six with striking rate of 150, Stephen Fleming and Jeff Wilson both scored 18-runs.

Australia best bowler by Michael Kasprowicz claimed a 4-wicket haul for 29-runs in 4-overs, Glenn McGrath takes 2-wickets, James Hopes, Brett Lee and Andrew Symonds each took one-wickets.

Ricky Ponting named Player of the match for his blazing 98-runs knocked off facing 55-balls including 8-fours and 5-sixes with strike rate of 178.18.